Community Group Support

Community Groups filled with local volunteers are the spirit of our community. Thanks to community groups, there is always something happening in our Shire. The Shire of Denmark is proud to be a major supporter of local community groups, offering financial, in-kind and advocacy assistance where possible.

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Grants and Funding Opportunities

Community groups often rely on fund-raising, philanthropy, donations and grant funding to make their operations possible. The Shire of Denmark is proud to support community groups where possible, but there are lots of community groups and a limited pool of funding support! This section details local and other funding opportunities which may be of assistance to your community group.

In this section:

  • Shire of Denmark Community Grants Program
  • Environmental Education Grants
  • Community Donations
  • External Grant Opportunities

Shire of Denmark Community Grants Program

This annual program provides financial assistance to not-for-profit local organisations wishing to deliver projects that benefit our community.

Grants are awarded from a pool of $25,000 in amounts from $201 up to $10,000.

Grant applications usually open in August, with the successful applicants notified in October.

Details on How to Apply, with supporting information including Community Grants Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions are available on our Community Grants Program page.

For more information, please contact our Community Development Officer.

Environmental Education Grants

In alignment with our Sustainability Strategy, the Shire of Denmark proudly provides financial and in-kind officer support to local not-for-profit organisations to help deliver a variety of community-oriented environmental education programs.

For more information about the Shire’s Environmental Education and Sustainability budget, please visit our Environmental Education page or contact our Sustainability Officer.

Community Donations

Applications for Community Donations up to a maximum of $200 may be submitted at any time throughout the year, in writing addressed to the CEO.

Frequently Asked Question: Who can submit a Community Donation application?

Applications can be submitted by community-based organisations or individuals where a sufficient justification for the need can be demonstrated. More information about Community Donations is available from our Community Development Officer.

External Grant Opportunities

The following organisations and funding bodies may be able to assist your group or organisation. With sufficient notice, the Shire of Denmark is able to assist with letters of support for appropriate projects or initiatives.

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How to Request a Letter of Support

The Shire of Denmark regularly receives requests for letters of support for local initiatives. To request a letter of support, you will need to make a request to the Shire of Denmark using the online form below.

Note: Requests for letters of support must be lodged with the Shire a minimum two weeks before they are due.

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Club Support

Our Community Clubs Officer is available to assist community groups to access information and to provide support for club development.

If you need assistance with fund raising, volunteer recruitment and retention, diversity and inclusion and other areas, our Community Clubs Officer may be able to assist you. If you require a letter of support from the Shire, please complete the online form two-weeks before your deadline.

Visit our Sport Club Support page for more information and for details on up-coming workshops and events such as grant writing and finance basics for clubs.

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Venue Hire and Community Halls

Community venues throughout the Shire of Denmark can be available for lease or hire to community groups and volunteering organisations.

The Shire of Denmark manages the Civic Centre, Denmark Recreation Centre, Denmark Public Library and Shire of Denmark Council Chambers and Reception Room. In addition, many buildings throughout the Shire are leased to community groups and organisations for exclusive or shared use.

Information about Community Halls, including booking information, is available on our Community Halls page.

Coming soon: We’re working on a partnership with an online booking platform that should enable us to make booking Shire-managed venues much easier. Stay tuned!

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How to Volunteer

Volunteering is very popular in the Shire of Denmark.

For details about what’s on and available in our community, check out our Volunteering page.

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What’s On

The Denmark Community Resource Centre keeps a comprehensive community calendar with details of up-coming community events.

Additionally, Denmark Recreation Centre and Denmark Public Library have busy timetables of community activities and events.

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My Community Directory

My Community Directory is an online directory for our community access services and discover clubs and groups, all in one place.

If you are a local community service, club or group wanting to share what you do, you can join My Community Directory and add a free listing for your organisation so you can be easily found by other community members.

You can also add your up-coming events to the My Community Directory events calendar so your event can be promoted for free.

Free support is available by calling 1300 762 515.

Contact Us

For My Community Directory assistance, call 1300 762 515.

Our CEO, Community Development Officer and Sustainability Officer can be reached at (08) 9848 0300 or

Our Community Clubs Officer and Recreation Services team can be reached at (08) 9848 0344 or  

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